San Antonio Luxury Hotel, Imerovigli greece
An immaculately presented classy hotel, full of chic sophistication and character, yet still unpretentious with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Awe-inspiring views and dramatic scenery more than compensate for its remoteness.
Far more spacious than the usual cliff side properties on the island, considering the number of guests it hosts, with an attractive infinity pool and spa centre.
Not suited to those with severe mobility problems due to the steps to the lower terraces, or those with a fear of heights. Ideal for adults looking for chill-out time and tranquillity in a quality establishment in a truly romantic setting.
Built over 4 staggered levels crafted from the rock face, with dark walls constructed from red lava and black volcanic rock, topped with typically white angular blocks with archways and barrelled roofs. All rooms have spacious balconies or terraces with sea views and the higher end suites have private hot tubs.
Property type: Hotel
Balcony/Terrace: All rooms
Built Year: 2009
A tunnel through the mountain from one side to the other hosts the reception, lobby and church. Elegant furnishings in earthy colours are complemented by large candles, wooden sculptures and pot plants.
Restaurant has a homely feel, combining contemporary designs with classic furnishings and antique dressers. A cave hosts the spa with treatment cabins, a steam room and Jacuzzi.
The grounds blend naturally into the surrounding rural area, from the black rock used in exterior walls to the rich terraced gardens. The delightful infinity pool has walk-in entry and looking over the edge is not for the fainthearted. Wrought iron padded sunbeds surround the pool with an adjacent seated terrace offering the breathtaking views from the restaurant and bar
Area Type: Perched on the narrowest point of Santorini, with views to both sides of the island, the hotel is located in a rural area 3km from Imerovigli and 5km from Oia. There is a taverna opposite along with the bus stop for both these resorts, with their selection of restaurants, cafe bars and shops. A beach is located 600 metres away at the bottom of the cliffs, but it can be windy with choppy waters and is quite a hike.
Nearest beach: 600 Metres (Paradisos)
- Poolside bar
- All-buffet restaurant
- Infinity (14 yds)
- Public facilities
- Turkish Baths/Steam Room
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- TV (English language)